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Between Song and Story: Essays from the Twenty-First Century
Between Song and Story celebrates the contemporary essay's capacity to live between the two worlds of lyric and narrative. The editors have sought to capture that duality in this anthology, a collection of writings that exemplifies the diverse, exuberant, and intrepid forms of the contemporary essay. Designed for use in any writing course focusing on the craft of the essay ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 22nd 2011 by Autumn House Press
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Last October I attended a panel on this anthology with Sheryl St. Germain, one of the editors, and a writer of an essay included in it. From what I remember Sheryl saying this book was conceived as a textbook for her essay (due to its etymology, she prefers this word over the newer 'creative nonfiction' term) writing classes. According to my notes, she's more interested in lyricism than narrative, which she loves but gets tired of -- thus the meaning of the title of this book, as she believes th ...more
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